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Horror Icon: Lon Chaney Jr. – by Baron Craze

This month marks our second Horror Icon, again it’s an extension of the Baron’s Crypt Horror Icon segment, while not appearing each month it allows one to enjoy those that we cover, July 12th marks the date of Lon Chaney’s death in 1973, 45-years-ago. His life’s work showing all the vast characters he portrayed, then…


Jaws 3D (1983): 35yrs of Stinking Up the Ocean – By Baron Craze

When one hears the film title Jaws, the eyes widen, and everyone hears the legendary sounds of John Williams, it shocks audiences in 1975 and caused dreadful consequence, a loathing hatred for sharks, resulting in the slaughter of many. The studio saw dollar signs, and in 1978 Jaws 2 bit into the audiences once more,…


Liberty Massacre 5 Film Fest Recap – By Baron Craze

On July 21st, I attended the short film fest held by Loren W. Lepre, a filmmaker who wears multiple hats from director to actor and herein as the fest director who truly gave the independent showmanship on a rainy night at The Trocadero in center city Philadelphia, PA, a building with a legendary history. A…


Night of Horror Celebration – By Baron Craze

I had an interesting opportunity this month to discover new filmmakers making their mark in the horror genre, and revisit with old friends, at the Cinemug in Philadelphia, PA, on May 19th, the location small and rather intimate allowing for artists to mingle and share their various expressions of horror creations. The night brought a…


Revisiting Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood 30-years later – By Baron Craze

Most horror fans know of the Friday the 13th movie series, backwards and forwards, some have podcasts drenched in the storyline, others crave more movie collectibles on the topic with each passing year.  The original owners of the production rights never thought that the one movie, Friday the 13th (1980) would create a money explosion…


King Kong (1933) 85-years later and Still the King – By Baron Craze

This April the first true monster movie celebrates its 85th anniversary, which came from the mind of a 6-year-old boy who found him fascinated by gorillas and a nightmarish hatred for elevated trains, and who knew all of it would find its way into a 1933 classic raging and rampaging beast marked as the Eighth…


Horror Icon: Hazel Court – By Baron Craze

  As many who listen to my Baron’s Crypt show which has been airing since 2014 of January, I started about two years ago, doing a segment called Horror Icon, the plan to achieve 666 icons, in all fields of horror. Now plenty of writers choose icons of those still living to comment about their…


NJ Horror Con and Film Festival #3: Time to Shriek! – by Baron Craze

Well, this marked the third adventure to the New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival, and now writing for The Horror Times, the third different publication in 3-years, and the second time at the Renaissance Hotel in Iselin, NJ. I made it to the event one day early for two reasons, first to beat a…


Carrie: Want to go to the Prom (1976) – by Baron Craze

The subject and theme of bullying appears more often in many horror films; however, in the year 1976, it happened twice, in the course of three months, first with writer and director Rene Daalder’s Massacre at Central High (1976) and then in November with highly noted movie called Carrie from director Brian de Palma. The…


NJ Horror Con and Film Festival 3 Welcomes You – By Baron Craze

Once more, horror fans will witness the splendor of the convention season arriving and this time I will venture to the 3-day event in Iselin, New Jersey on March 2 – 4, at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel for another great time, by the creative minds of Ryan Scott Weber, Robert Bruce and his fantastic dedicated…